Political Repression Disguised as Civic Mindedness: Operation Murambatsvina One Year Later

This report makes an audit of whether or not the government of Zimbabwe has addressed the concerns of the UN and implemented the recommendations of the UN Special Envoy on Human Settlement regarding major devastations and large-scale suffering following “Operation Murambatsvina”.

Operation Murambatsvina was launched in May 2005, supposedly to put a stop at illegal activities, such as illegal construction, illegal vending, dealing illegally with foreign currency and prostitution. It went hand in hand with devastations and suffering, however.

In reaction to this, UN Special Envoy on Human Settlement, Ms. Anna Tibaijuka, has issued a report highly criticising the operation. To follow up on these, the present report researches the compliance of the Zimbabwean government to these recommendations.

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